Courtesy The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland
  • Wackiest Hotel Do-Not-Disturb Signs

    Telling somebody at a hotel to leave you alone used to be pretty simple. But not anymore. As hotels look to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace, they have revamped the traditional "Do-Not-Disturb" sign to be creative, funny and -- in some cases -- in your face. Here are some of our favorite picks. <p> The <a href="http://ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Cleveland/Default.htm" target="external">Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland</a> offers special signs to make sure that "four-legged, furry family member is recognized." Dog signs say "Woof!" and cat signs say "Meow."
    Courtesy The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland
  • Wackiest Hotel Do-Not-Disturb Signs

    <a href="http://www.parkermeridien.com/index1.php" target="external">Le Parker Meridien</a> in its quest to deliver the quintessential New York experience, has developed a new way for guests to be left alone, tell others to beat it, scram! The hotel has created bold, white-on-black doorknob hangers that read: Fuhgettaboudit!
    Courtesy Le Parker Meridien
  • Wackiest Hotel Do-Not-Disturb Signs

    <a href="http://www.dreamsouthbeach.com/" target="external">Dream South Beach</a> in Miami is a hotel driven by design. Room signs are either a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down and tell the staff to either "SERVICE ME" or advise them to come back "MAYBE LATER."
    Courtesy Dream South Beach
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    At New York's <a href="http://www.fairmont.com/theplaza" target="external">Plaza Hotel</a>, there are whimsical sign's portraying the hotel's most-famous guest, Eloise.
    The Plaza
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    While the Plaza might be a grand old hotel, these signs show it hasn't grown stuff in its old age.
    The Plaza
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    This sign is just further evidence that the <a href="http://www.hardrockhotelsd.com/" target="external">Hard Rock Hotel San Diego</a> is truly fit for a rock star.
    Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
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    At Atlantic City's <a href="http://www.theborgata.com/" target="external">Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa</a>, guests are either "tied up" at night and don't want to be disturbed or need somebody to "tidy up" their room. Maybe one led to the other?
    Borgata
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    At <a href="http://www.hoteldiva.com/" target="external">Hotel Diva</a> all guests are stars. The only question is if they are in their room or not.
    Personality Hotels
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    The theme carries over to the <a href="http://www.hotelunionsquare.com/" target="external">Hotel Union Square</a> in San Francisco.
    Personality Hotels
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    The sign at the spa at <a href="http://www.aubergedusoleil.com/" target="external">Auberge du Soleil</a> in California's Napa Valley says it all.
    Auberge du Soleil
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    The velvet "Z" at the Dylan, a 44-room boutique hotel in Dublin, Ireland, is a clear sign for people to stay away from a room. No two rooms are alike in the hotel, which also has a "Styling Your Room" sign for housekeeping.
    Dylan
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    The Liberty Hotel in Boston is set in a historic 1851 prison transformed into a hotel on the banks of the Charles River near Beacon Hill, Having fun with the prison-turned-hotel theme, the hotel's "Do Not Disturb" signs read "Solitary."
    Liberty Hotel
  • Do Not Disturb

    At Hotel Helix in Washington, D.C., guests either need someone or just want to be alone. Either way this swanky hotel wants its guests to have fun and pushes that image through its door signs.
    Kimpton Hotels
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    Now that you've seen a few signs, want to design your own? Embassy Suites -- which uses the sign to the left -- has a contest as it looks for a new sign to be used in 190 hotels. On its Web site, Embassy Suites allows people to design their own door hanger using the images and templates provided. Five winners will get a trip to a select hotel and have their signs hung on doorknobs around the world.
    Embassy Suites
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    The Hollywood-style Hotel Helix also features "check-in pods" and simply describes its rooms as "oh-so-chic." Guests are asked to "take a moment to catch your breath and put on your dancing shoes."
    Kimpton Hotels
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    Across town, New York's <a href="http://www.thejanenyc.com/" target="external">Jane</a> hotel also takes a creative path with its signs, although not quite as childlike.
    Schwartz and Sons NY
  • Do Not Disturb

    Candlewood Suites, InterContinental Hotels' extended-stay chain, takes a less risqué approach but still has fun with this sign telling people to leave the guests alone.
    Candlewood Suites
  • Do Not Disturb

    What else would you expect from a beachfront hotel? This surfboard tells people that guests need a little rest at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif.
    Hilton
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    The Shoreham in Midtown Manhattan has its own art gallery and guestrooms with massage chairs and customizable minibars. The housekeeping signs are straight to the point, but still provide lots of fun.
    Shoreham Hotel
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    These signs at Hotel Helix say it all and add a little extra style to the hallways. Why not?
    Kimpton Hotels
  • Do Not Disturb

    Pet in your hotel room? Kimpton Hotels has a special "Do Not Disturb" sign giving the housekeeping staff notice that a dog is inside.
    Kimpton Hotels
  • Do Not Disturb

    The Topaz Hotel in Washington, D.C., "is a world filled with positive energy and good karma." So of course when sleeping, guests don't want anybody to mess with the "calm little center of my universe."
    Kimpton Hotels
  • Do Not Disturb

    Loews says it loves pets and also has special signs giving others a heads up that one is inside the room.
    Loews Hotels
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    The "Do Not Disturb" sign goes high tech at the Hotel@MIT, a Hilton property near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. The sign is designed to look like a circuit board, whichof course fits with the hotel's design.
    Hilton
  • Do Not Disturb

    The Sky Hotel in Aspen, Colo., calls itself "a high-style chill pad where beautiful people let loose." But when they are tired, they need to tell people to "let me chill."
    Kimpton Hotels
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    Ah, to have servants cleaning the royal chambers.
    Personality Hotels
  • Stop! Don't go in there: wacky do-not-disturb signs from around the world.

    Guests at the <a href="http://www.theclub.com.sg/" target="external">Club Hotel</a> in Singapore can choose their own do not disturb message. Signs can be toggled on a rotating wheel. Messages include: "I need nothing, I feel content" and "I need solitude, please do not disturb."
    The Club Singapore
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